Not really a "feral" cat question, but semi-relate
I am asking the members for some general guidance and comment on this, I realize its not exactly feral related.
In a previous post I described how (I suspect) a neighbor killed a abandoned (not feral) cat myself and a few other neighbors were caring for here at my apartment complex. We found that the person we suspect had been arrested three times previously for animal cruelty. Since that time (March 21, 2007) three other cats have disappeared without a trace, two of them owned cats (who never had collars or tags) and one stray. All lived or hung out in the same area where mine lived, which is nearby where this person parks his car and lives.
Myself and a neighbor have teamed up and distributed flyers about the initial killing and to warn residents to tag/collar their cats and to keep them inside as much as possible and we pointed out the danger. There is still one cat left who likes to live and play in this area, he is a affectionate kitty who is very trusting and friendly, which in this case makes me very afraid for his welfare as you all might imagine. This cat is owned, and I have on three occasions pleaded with the owner to put some kind of collar on her kitty, even one without a tag would be better than nothing, to indicate that he is NOT a stray. However she either wont or cant do this, apparently.
Im not sure what else I can do, and I guess Im just asking if I should keep after this owner to put a collar on her cat, I just love him and am so afraid for his safety. On the other hand I keep thinking he's NOT my responsibility so I shouldnt even be involved in this way. Any thoughts? Id greatly appreciate them.